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Gretchen Wilson

  • Gretchen dropped out of school in the eighth grade.
  • In 2006, Gretchen signed a deal with Warner Books. The title of her book will be I'll Tell You What a Redneck Woman Is.
  • Gretchen currently lives in Lebanon, TN.
  • Gretchen started working at Big O's bar beside her mother at the age of 14.
  • Gretchen performed at the 2006 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
  • Gretchen's first hit, "Redneck Woman," in 2004, reached Billboard's #1 faster than any hit since 1992, when Billy Ray Cyrus' song, "Achy Breaky Heart," climbed to #1.
  • Gretchen's mother was only 16 when she was born, and her father left the family when she was only 2 years old. When she was 10, she was forced to help raise her baby brother.
  • Gretchen covered Billie Holiday's song Good Morning, Heartache, as a hidden track on All Jacked Up album. The song was originally written by Billie in 1946.
  • Gretchen has performed live on the 2006 CMT Music Awards, with the song All Jacked Up. in the 2005's ceremony, she performed with I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today.
  • Gretchen, before relocating to Nashville, used to sing every night at the local Big O's bars, earning some tips.
  • Gretchen was nominated for the Video of the Year Award at the April 2006's CMT Music Awards, for the song "All Jacked Up."
  • Gretchen used to sing with bar bands until her twenties.
  • Gretchen performed as a support act for Brooks & Dunn, and for Montgomery Gentry, in order to advance her first album Here For The Party.

Singles List:

Album: Here For The Party
1. Redneck Woman (2004).
2. Here for the Party (2004).
3. When I Think About Cheatin (2005).
4. Homewrecker (2005).


Album: All Jacked Up
5. All Jacked Up (2005).
6. I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today (2005).
7. Politically Uncorrect (2006).
8. California Girls (2006).

  • Gretchen was a member of MuzikMafia, an informal Country group, that was meeting every week, writing and singing altogether. She was added by John Rich, ex-member of Lonestar.
  • Gretchen is nicknamed "Redneck Woman", after her first hit single, that was #1 on the US Country Chart.
  • Gretchen's first album, Here For The Party, peaked to #2 on the US Albums Chart, and sold 4.3 million copies, making it Platinum x4.
  • Gretchen's hit, Politically Uncorrect, features the legendary Merle Haggard, one of Bakersfield sound creators.
  • Gretchen was awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Year in the 2004's American Music Awards.
  • Gretchen has a dog called Sanford.
  • Gretchen tours with a bus called "Bus 27" - 27 is her lucky number, and it's also her age when giving birth to Grace.
  • She is the 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • Gretchen has a daughter named Grace Frances Penner who was born in 2000. The father is Mike Penner.

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